Hi natalie. Thanks for bringing attention to this article. Another poster wrote that this opinion is popular in their area. In fact, it is popular in many areas including mine. The sentiments expressed are typical of someone who is anti-union and who probably is well aware that the president of the US, President Bush, his staff, the federal legislature, and federal judiciary do not support unions as a group. Because nursing is not fully engaged in unionization, it will be an uphill battle for those groups who are already unionized to stay supported and afloat amid a hostile environment. The writer of the article, in my opinion, while entitled to his/her opinion, demonstrate that they are not fully schooled on the dynamics of nursing and nursing practice. I do fault nurses (including myself) for many specific problems in our profession, but I think it shows near-sightedness to blame nurses for the problem with nursing shortages and fighting for respect, proper recognition, and positive rewards. Natalie, thanks also for providing us with the opportunity to respond if we want.